Orientalism is the painting of Eastern scenes and subjects by Western artists. The Orient was defined as North Africa and beyond, to China, South East Asia and Japan. French Orientalism was encouraged by Napoleon’s military campaigns in North Africa and especially Egypt, and French artists such as Jean Leon Gerome painted many works with North African subjects. Jean Leon Gerome’s Pool in a Harem oil on canvas painting is held by the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
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